Egremont community litter pick

Egremont community litter pick

EGREMONT town centre has benefited from a successful community clean-up event.
More than 30 bags of rubbish were collected during the two-hour blitz, with volunteers targeting both sides of the bypass from the mainstreet roundabout to the traffic lights, North road and the pathways that lead from the market hall preading around the Westlaks academy and Beach house surgery. Separating into three groups the litter pick set off at 10am.
The event involved representatives of Egremont Town Council, Calderwood House, Works 4 You and a team from the town’s Co-Op store.
It was supported by Copeland Borough Council, which supplied equipment to the litter-pickers and collected the full bags afterwards. The council, which is running its Pride of Place community campaign, also carried out some concentrated street-cleansing and enforcement activity in the vicinity.
Lena Hogg, Chair of Egremont Town Council, said: “It was great to see the community come together to support this clean-up.
“It’s a regular event, organised through the town council, and we enjoy the support from all corners of the community.
“We’re privileged to live in a beautiful part of the world and we should all be doing all we can to keep it that way. That’s why we’re delighted to support Copeland Council’s Pride of Place campaign.”
One of those joining the litter-pickers was Miss Cumbria finalist Brooke Drummond, 20, from Egremont. She said: “It’s important that people put something back into their community.”

The group’s next litter-pick takes place on – April 6 and those who would like to take part are asked to meet at the Market Hall T 10am. at 10am.

Egremont town council receive a Certificate of comemoration for taking part in the Merchant Navy Day

This year our ‘Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day’ campaign was a huge success, with the British Merchant Navy’s official flag flown at more than 650 locations ashore around the UK – see our impressive ‘Roll of Honour’ at

On behalf of Seafarers UK, may I say how much we appreciate your support for this important initiative to raise public awareness of our island nation’s dependence on past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers

Next year  Merchant Navy  Day, 3 September, falls on a Monday. As you know, there are no restrictions on when a Red Ensign can be flown ashore in the UK. Hopefully you will be able to organise a flag-hoisting ceremony on the Monday – and have it flying all week!

We will contact you again in 2018 with updated information about our campaign, including a new press release template and suggestions for making the most of social media.

Best wishes



Please press on the link to view the certificate – Egremont T C MNF certificate